TUI Cruises celebrated at a ceremony the traditional keel-laying of its newest ship, the Mein Schiff 7, that will be completed in 2024.
“The keel laying of Mein Schiff 7 is an important step for us towards an even larger fleet. By 2026, TUI Cruises will commission two new ships in addition to Mein Schiff 7 and double the passenger capacity of the Mein Schiff fleet. With the commissioning of Mein Schiff 7, TUI Cruises also reaches an important milestone in its climate work”, said Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.
Mein Schiff 7 will use low-emission marine diesel oil (sulfur content: 0.1 percent) and will be equipped with catalysts (which reduce the amount of nitrogen oxide by about 75 percent) and with shore power connection. In addition, the ship will be built in such a way that it can run on methanol and in the future on green methanol, which makes the use of the ship almost carbon neutral
..added Wybcke Meier CEO of TUI Cruises.
On Tuesday, 21th March 2023, the keel-laying and the coin ceremony took place at Meyer Turku shipyard. As per the traditions, a crane lowered a steel block to the bottom of the construction pool to mark the start of assembling the ship’s hull. Also, lucky coins were placed under the block by representatives of TUI Cruises, the classification society DNV and Meyer Turku.
As informed, the new Mein Schiff 7 will be 1,035 feet long and is a sister ship to two earlier cruise ships built by Meyer Turku and delivered in 2018 and 2018 for TUI Cruises. Mein Schiff 7 is considered as an important milestone in the company’s efforts to provide the first climate-neutral cruises by 2030.
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